Check the rating of your sleeping bag. They tend to have a ‘comfort’ temperature range and an extreme temperature limit. For the best night’s sleep, make sure your sleeping bag’s comfort range matches the nightly temperatures for your destination.
It can be light early when sleeping in a tent. An eye mask can ensure you get a good nights sleep even if the sun comes up very early in the morning.
Camping Kitchen Gear List
Portable set of cooking gear
I prefer to have a set
that packs away nice and easy and has everything I need in one place. That way
it takes up less space and ensures you don’t forget anything. A set typically
contains: 1 pot, 1 frying pan, 1 kettle, 4 plastic bowls, 4 cutlery sets, 1
spatula, 1 cleaning towel, 1 net bag for storage
One of my favorite
things on this packing list. If you enjoy a coffee in the morning as much as I
do, you’ll appreciate this being here. Gas cooker + Coffee Percolator = road
trip coffee made easy
Gas Camp Stove
Spare Gas Bottles
Steripen or Sterilizing Drops
These allow you to drink water from natural resources
without worrying about sanitation
Large Water Container
Water containers are great for storing drinking water and to save you from having to keep buying plastic bottles of water. It is a much more eco-friendly way to travel. You might also appreciate them in the case of an emergency.
For your coffee from
that coffee perculator!
Reusable Water Bottle
Reusable options are always the best options – they help save the planet and they are actually more cost-effective in the long-run. Surely you want to save money on your road trip?
Include: collapsible washing up bucket, biodegradable dish soap, small sponge, quick-drying dishtowels.
For packing up meals and snacks.
Camping Food List
In terms of a food packing list, your road trip needs a separate one. Check out these helpful articles:
There is a full packing
list of clothes for your road trip in our Complete Road Trip Packing List.
However, you may want to substitute/ certain items for those below depending on
the season and your destination.
When packing clothes for camping, there are 2
principals I like to follow:
Prepare for all weather types
Layering is key
Layering is key
Not only does layering keep you warm, but it also helps to regulate your temperature. It also keeps your body protected from wind and moisture. Both of these are important in Winter conditions.
The Camping Clothing Packing List
This part of the
packing list is totally customizable.
The key is to adjust
your clothes packing list depending on what you plan to do.
Baby wipes serve as a shower when in a pinch and they’re perfect for toilet roll (or lack thereof) emergencies.
Packing For Your Camping Road Trip
Congrats! You’re at the packing stage.
It’s now time to load up the bags and pack the car with all
those camping essentials.
Use this article as your extensive packing list and get everything ready to go.
Camping Checklist (Leaving Day)
This simple pdf checklist will make sure you haven’t missed anything vital and put your mind at ease.
For a printable version of our ‘Leaving Day’ checklist click here.
Now it’s your turn.
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